How to Touch the Hand of God

No matter who you are or what you believe, but not in the way you think.

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The God-shaped hole in our minds

Today, many of us look disparagingly at religion. To a certain extent, this is justified. It has endorsed some of the most heinous acts and events in human history. Would these have happened without religion’s support? Perhaps. We seem to be able to convince ourselves of basically anything. But religion gave us a powerful lever with which to control people — an “easy button” for encouraging and justifying the worst of human behavior.

Touching the divine

Have you ever experienced a profound moment of awe, joy, or sorrow? Many different situations can cause these kinds of experiences. Observing a magnificent landscape. The birth of a child. Gazing into a starry sky. The death of a loved one. Accomplishing a hard-fought goal.

Following my curiosity and hoping it will lead me to wisdom. I write about science, meditation, and spirituality.

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